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Maersk Drilling Reviews

Updated October 9, 2018
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  1. "Wonderful experience and loved every bit of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Great sense of accomplishment and the ability to make a difference right where you are. Enjoyed being a part of management team of the rig

    Cons

    HR basically ushered me out the door after posting to social media I was moving to another town. It was pretty unprofessional. Told me I resigned via social media? My resignation came with a severance so, wasn't much of a resignation rather than a "we know we are wrong" payment.

    Advice to Management

    American HR should live the values.


  2. "Hr benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maersk Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good medical and 401k benefits.

    Cons

    Currently On the sale block

  3. "Assistant Subsea Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maersk Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Good people working on the rig

    Cons

    Management, lack of leadership, no one tends to really care about moral and career development.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Crane operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a very good company to work for, overall it's the best company I've worked for. The salaries are good and human resources do their best to fix any issues you might have.

    Cons

    This is a very hard company to get into, but once you're in the opportunities are endless.

    Advice to Management

    Mersk is a very good structured company, just keep on doing what you're doing.


  5. "Fair company for offshore work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company gives all that is promised. Considering the Oil downturn, company has been ethical in adjusting wages and keeping benefits as constant as possible.

    Cons

    Shipboard management lacks good structure in some departments. Making the 80/20 rule very apparent. 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people


  6. "Electronic Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maersk Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company believes in thier core values, dedication to thier customers and employees. Pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Would have to say the selection of choosing who's laid off and stays was biased, also if hired remember to stay humble.

    Advice to Management

    Should take opportunity to send employees to better training courses.


  7. "Learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - friendly environment
    - excellent working conditions ( full canteen breakfast and lunch, workplace counseling, courses, gym, etc.)
    - lots of opportunities to learn on the job

    Cons

    - as with all corporate environments, there is too much red tap situations, which halts rapid progression in projects and ideas

  8. "Overall Good company"

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    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maersk Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A financially strong company, with their U.S. branch based in Houston with main headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mostly good people, personable and engaged with everyone on their offshore rigs. Like every other company they were forced to adapt to the downturn in oil recently with expiring contracts and the like. Unfortunately this meant layoffs for a good number of folks, although some received transfers to other rigs. While they went far beyond in their efforts to preserve jobs, ultimately they were forced to act and even then provided severance and benefits to ease the transition for those laid off. The office also was forced to make tough cuts, sad times.

    Cons

    The only real negative was in my case personally. 5 years of good to great evaluations all went down the tubes quick, the moment I expressed I had a problem with management. I essentially placed a target on my own back, from having a problem to being a problem and that's a problem. It sends the wrong message to everyone off shore.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is directed to HR. I'll just state that they really need to take a hard look at some of the upper management personell off shore. Bias towards management is somewhat SOP in business when conflict arises, nevertheless company policy should apply without prejudice.
    I do still wish them well as a company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Driller Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maersk Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, 28 days on and off, decent pay, good atmosphere, flight mileage, see the world

    Cons

    away from family a lot and a high stress environment

    Advice to Management

    take care of your subordinates regardless where they're from


  10. "horrible company's"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hebron, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hebron, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maersk Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had nice new equipment is all I can say good about this company

    Cons

    Worst company ever be prepared to not advance unless yoy got a buddy in the office or either from Denmark not good 4 American s

    Advice to Management

    Take time to look at whole picture not just your butts take that Hr leader and flush her down the toilet


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